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Introduction to Sketchnoting: Oakland
March 9, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Visual note-taking (aka “sketchnoting”) is a powerful and fun way to capture and remember information and share it effectively. With a set of simple techniques, you can visually capture key points of a lecture, video or book, so that you can quickly recall the ideas and put what you’ve learned into action. Visual notetaking techniques can also be used to record observations in the field and your thinking or explanations for what you see. Whether used as a personal memory tool, a creative outlet or as a facilitation method for group collaboration, visual notes are a great way to create memorable, engaging information summaries.
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll develop a visual vocabulary of symbols, learn simple lettering techniques, and get familiar with structuring information into common layout patterns. You’ll bring it all together by capturing visual notes in real time from video, then get feedback and be inspired with a group critique.
No special tools or materials are required for this class. During the session, you will create your own personal note-taking reference guide. Please bring a journal or sketchbook and your favorite pens and markers. Some additional materials will be provided so that you can experiment! All ages and experience levels welcome. No registration or sign up necessary. $20 suggested donation.
About the Facilitator
Kate Rutter is an entrepreneur and designer and Principal at Intelleto.com, where she creates visual explanations that make complex ideas simple, memorable and shareable. Kate organizes the /Sketchnotes-SF /Meetup, hosts the /East Bay Sketchers/ Meetup and sketches/writes/speaks about visual communication and product design. She blogs atintelleto.com, tweets at @katerutter and flickrs at www.flickr.com/intelleto/.